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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Clackamas Community College's new urban agriculture program is the first in the state.

"We began developing it about three years ago," said adviser Renee Harber. "Interest in our horticulture and landscape classes was down, and we saw a growing demand for local food."

"Students here are increasingly interested in food production, a big change since 14 years ago when I started," he said, adding that since the average age of farmers continues to rise the need for new farmers is great.

Read more at Capital Press.

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